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Arco do Teles

Praca XV de Novembro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20010-010, Brazil
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Ranked #159 of 489 Attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Arco do Teles is the place you go for a happy hour if you are at Downtown by evening. It has good bars and restaurants (only open at noon) and a lot of preserved history.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Its a lovely place that you can have a really cheap lunch and see another places around: Paço Imperial, Museu nacional.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Walk through that arch and you will have a good feeling of how thing were in Rio back in 1910's Beautiful architecture, you will take good pictures there if you're in to old design

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

It is one of the many historic areas in Rio´s center, not much of a sight, except for nighttime, when the area really gets exciting with bars and shows.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

I absolutely love this part of Rio! It has the houses, the street stones, and all the architecture old-fashioned Rio had. Its a perfect time machine.

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Rio de Janeiro
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

Just a place to pass by when visiting the old streets in Downtown Rio.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

This is Praca XV, one side stays the ferieboat opposing to the old Cathedral. By right side of the Cathedral we can see the Paco Imperal where used to live the king of Portugal when he run away from Europe's misery & Napoleonic wars. That palace is in front of the Arco do Teles. The arc is not alone, as... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

A beautiful narrow street leads to a nice square called Passo Imperial, but, by this way, you should pass through this passage, an old arch between colony buildings. At rush hours, during week days, as it is just a few blocks from Rio´s financial center, this place is lively and full of people enjoying after work "happy hours".

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